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Subject: Heirs of Blood: 1st mission video? rss

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Stuart Cameron
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Hi all,

I've just picked up Descent 2nd Edition to scratch that D&D lite itch that I'm sure we've all had at some point!

I'm playing as the OL with my son who is 9 and a variety of his friends of various ages (ranging from 6 upwards - basically whichever kids are kicking around the house when he proposes a game)

I know that the kids are a bit young so I strip a few rules out (OL cards!) and I deal with some other without them worrying about them(LOS).

I treat my mission as OL to be slightly useless, slightly comic and as entertaining as possible. The kids throw some dice, feel like super heroes and narrowly win or lose the day. Basically as long as everyone has fun (and so far every kid has asked to come back and play again) I'm a happy OL.

However, while my son is pretty experienced gamer (X-wing, Ticket to Ride, Catan, Pandemic and errr Monopoly) I do wonder if he is using the Hero group optimally and/or if the 1st scenario is balanced?

He uses fatigue fairly often to close the gap to the monsters (if he can attack twice as a result for example) and is getting more experienced at using his Feats and powers.

But, on the first mission anyway, I find that I either have to make deliberately sub-optimum moves (bring the Barghests (sp?) into striking range, mess around with the Goblins) to give him a chance of winning. If you split the hero group then each sub-group can be overwealmed by the monsters (those Goblin archers are actually quite hard hitting!) whereas, if you don't split, the Barghasts can just run around and stay out of the way.

Scamper allows the Goblins to just run through the heroes and overwealm the caravan and I'm not even using OL cards.

I've looked on YouTube and the videos section here but, does anyone know of any play through videos of the 1st mission? I'd really like to see a couple of good players going at it just to see if I'm missing any rules etc.

Sorry for the long post and any repetition?
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I can't find anything specific to Heirs, but Watch It Played did a series about Descent 2nd edition a few years back. You can find the playlist here. While it's not specific to the quest at hand he does go over the rules and strategies of the game in depth.
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Stuart Cameron
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Thanks. I've seen that series and it's great. I'll just battle on and hope I'm doing it right (I got steam rolled in the last mission
 
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Sorry, Descent is a complicated game tactically. There's lots of threads dedicated to strategies here already though.
 
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